Camping La Chapelle, Argelès Plage, Languedoc, SW France

La Chappelle Campsite views of pool, vineyard and hills

The La Chapelle campsite is a calm and shady french campsite situated in the heart of Argelès-Plage in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France near the border with Spain. The site is only 200m from the sandy beach ! The site offers Eurocamp Kids Clubs. Set in sheltered green surroundings, the campsite pitches are mostly surrounded by hedges.

You will hardly need a car during your stay as you can walk to the shops and entertainments in the town from the site. Being centrally placed in the seaside resort, camping La Chapelle lies close to various activities and leisure facilities including a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, tennis courts, a cinema, discos, a casino and a craft market.

At the port you can try some water based activities such as scuba diving and sailing. On the beach, you can try windsurfing or walk along the promenade. Other activities which are less than 10 kilometres away include bowling, canyonning, mountain biking, hiking, water parks, horse riding, beauty spas… There are numerous possibilities for excursions from Argelès-sur-Mer including Barcelona, Carcassonne, the principality of Andorra as well as boat trips.

CAMPSITE FACILITIES
  • • swimming pools - 2 outdoor pools for all the family and one outdoor children's pool with a maximum depth of 0.4 m. There is a slide pool (pictured above) and then there is also a covered pool for all the family. Please note that shorts are not allowed according to the pool rules so men and boys may need to wear swimming trunks. Best to pack these just in case !
  • • there is a shop on site
  • • Eurocamp usually runs childrens clubs such as the Mini Fun Station (ages 12 months - 4 years old), Mini Fun Station (with swimming lessons) or the Fun Station for All kids club (ages 4-12) which runs in the high season of early July until end of August. Please check with Eurocamp for their latest arrangements at this campsite.
  • • campsite children's clubs in July and August offering sports and dance etc.
  • • bakery, takeaway meals, snack bar and bar
  • • table tennis
  • • free WiFi all over the site
  • • playground
  • • all the usual shower block and washing up facilities and washing machines
  • • Cycle Hire only 0.2 km from the site

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Getting There

Argelès Sur Mer and Argelès Plage are on the South Coast of France at the Meditteranean and very near the Spanish Border. You may want to get there by flying then hiring a car. Alternatively, you could drive all the way from the north of France Channel Ports. The drive from the Channel Ports is a long one but you could break the journey with an overnight stop. Another option is a ferry to Bilbao or Santander in Spain and then drive across.

Ports

If you are going to drive, perhaps with an overnight stop, then here are the distances from the Channel Ports :

  • • Calais: 1165 km
  • • Bilbao: 673 km
  • • St Malo: 1003 km
  • • Roscoff: 1140 km
  • • Caen: 1077 km
  • • Cherbourg: 1129 km
  • • Santander: 771 km
  • • Le Havre: 1111 km

Airports

There are flights by a variety of airlines from the UK and Ireland to the following airports :

  • • Carcassonne: 152 km
  • • Perpignan: 31 km
  • • Montpellier: 189 km
  • • Gerona: 93 km
  • • Beziers: 124 km

Public Transport

  • • Train station: Argelès 4 Km (then Trainbus to campsite)
  • • Services to: Perpignan, Collioure

Things to Do in the Area

Argelès Plage

ArgelèsPlage is the town right at the beach and offers a variety of restaurants and shops.

Argelès Sur Mer

This resort is set just back from the beach resort of Argelès Plage and offers restaurants and shops.

There are a number of "Petit Trains" that travel around Argelès. For a plan of the various routes click here.

Collioure

Visit Collioure and see the Bar du Templiers where young artists such as Picasso and Matisse would buy drinks with their paintings. You will love its colourful meandering narrow village streets and the church tower right on the seafront.

Château de Peyrepertuse

You can drive to this château in the mountains near to Perpignan and enjoy the great views and surrounding countryside.

Aqualand St Cyprien

If you have younger children or teenagers with you who would like to have a day in a water park then the excellent Aqualand at St Cyprien is well worth a visit. This is a large waterpark with an excellent selection of pools and slides. Suitable for toddlers and teenagers. It is the largest waterpark in Roussillon.

Argelès Adventure

Climbing/adventure park. (Not suitable for under 5's.)

Pyrenees Mountains

The Pyrenees Mountains separate France from Spain at the border here.

Barcelona

Its 2 hours away but you might find that the 117 mile journey is worth it if you've always wanted to see Barcelona.

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